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Furano Ski Resort Guide

Furano, Japan

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length25km16 miles
Highest Lift1,209m3,967ft
Resort Height250m820ft
 Nearest AirportNew Chitose
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Furano has a reputation for powder snow, attractive scenery, its genuine mountain town base and the regular staging of World Cup events.


The Japanese ski resort of Furano is at an altitude of 250m820ft, with 25km16 miles of marked runs.

Furano has direct access to 25km16 miles of downhill skiing, with 23 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Furano is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Furano.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Furano?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Furano.

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Snow Forecast by day for Furano

Ski Area Stats

Furano Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 3km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
1012km7 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 9 10km6 miles
Total Length
25km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Furano Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,209m3,967ft
Lowest Piste250m820ft
Resort Altitude (Furano)250m820ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Furano
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Furano Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Furano is 4km2 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Furano?

This ski resort is in Hokkaidō, Japan.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Furano is New Chitose, 121 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 15,240 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Furano open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Furano, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Furano Tourist Office for the latest.

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